Governor proclaims February Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage is requesting Mainers observe Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month this February.

Earlier this week, the Governor joined domestic violence awareness advocates in his office to sign a proclamation and thank them for their work.

“There is no room for any type of violence in Maine and I will do everything I can to stop the abuse,” said Governor LePage. “Raising awareness and supporting victims is very important and that’s exactly what these violence awareness advocates are doing. I commend each and every one of them, who are truly making a difference.”

The Governor invites Mainers to join violence awareness advocates in helping to raise awareness on this important issue by encouraging statewide youth, families, schools, law enforcement communities, government agencies, elected officials, civic organizations and other interested groups to show support for the organizations and individuals who provide critical advocacy and services and assistance to victims.

For more information about domestic violence in Maine, visit http://www.mcedv.org/. To connect with a local Domestic Violence Resource Center and learn more about available community resources, contact (866) 834-HELP.